7 facts about Mukul Sangma

7 facts about Mukul Sangma Unlike other politicians he is actually a doctor and practiced his profession after completing his degree in MBBS. His involvement in Medicine is supposed to be his first foray where he came in direct contact with the people of his constituency. Contrary to what is perceived, Mukul Sangma has not been in Congress throughout his career. As a matter of fact he won his first election from Ampati as an independent candidate and only later joined the grand old party. Mukul Sangma is the only Chief Minister in the state to have two sitting erstwhile Read More


Will SC ruling on Mukul Sangma ST status open up a Pandora’s Box beyond anyone’s imagination?

Will SC ruling on Mukul Sangma ST status open up a Pandora’s Box beyond anyone’s imagination? SHILLONG: Questions raised over the ST status of Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma has brought about a whole lot of confusion amongst the St Community of the state whose spouses are non-tribals. With the hearing of the case in the Apex Court scheduled for March 20, it would seems like the much talked about issue challenging the ST status of the Chief Minister would culminate into a whole new level affecting not only the head of the state but also the tribals who Read More


Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma writes to Tripura counterpart over cattle trade

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma writes to Tripura counterpart over cattle trade Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has written to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar urging to unite against the Centre’s new law on cattle trade and slaughter. Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has written to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar urging to unite against the Centre’s new law on cattle trade and slaughter. Sangma, in his letter on Friday night, said the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, is an infringement of a state’s rights to regulate items on List-II of the State List Read More


Ban on cattle trade for slaughter: Meghalaya CM writes to Tripura counterpart, urges unity to fight against new rule

Ban on cattle trade for slaughter: Meghalaya CM writes to Tripura counterpart, urges unity to fight against new rule Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has written to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar urging to unite against the Centre’s new law on cattle trade and slaughter. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has written to his Tripura counterpart Manik Sarkar urging to unite against the Centre’s new law on cattle trade and slaughter. Sangma, in his letter on Friday night, said the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017, is an infringement of a state’s rights to regulate Read More


Mukul Sangma, Not Sole Proprietor of Meghalaya: HNLC

Mukul Sangma, Not Sole Proprietor of Meghalaya: HNLC The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Thursday claimed that Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma sent feelers to the group for supporting Congress candidates in Khasi and Jaintia Hills during 2018 assembly elections. “Sangma is left with no option but to approach us,” said HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw, adding, “Chief Minister wanted to bargain with the group over peace talks.” “We were told that if we want the peace process to start, we should support the Congress in the coming assembly elections, which will make way for him to become Read More


Will wait for PM Narendra Modi to take call: Mukul Sangma on demand to sack governor

Will wait for PM Narendra Modi to take call: Mukul Sangma on demand to sack governor SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said he is waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Ministry to take a call on incumbent Governor V Shanmuganathan, after a section of Raj Bhavan employees demanded his removal for “seriously compromising” the dignity of the gubernatorial office. “We will await for what call they will take (on the complaint),” he told PTI. “Based on whatever is available with the government, we will inform the Prime Minister and the MHA as it is our Read More


M-tab distributed to Class XII students of EK hills

M-tab distributed to Class XII students of EK hills SHILLONG, OCT 2:Over 11,000 students of class XII from across the East Khasi hills district were provided with “M-Tabs computers” under a newly introduced – ‘Students’ Digital Learning Aid Scheme’ launched by the chief minister Mukul Sangma, who is the brain behind conceptualizing the scheme, at Polo ground on Wednesday. Addressing at the gathering, Sangma revealed that the state government have sanctioned funds to ensure that every classroom in all the higher secondary schools in the state are provided with ‘Wi-fi’ facilities. According to Sangma, we need to revisit the past Read More


No dissidence in Meghalaya Congress: Chief minister, Mukul Sangma

No dissidence in Meghalaya Congress: Chief minister, Mukul Sangma GUWAHATI: With dissenting activity brewing in the ruling Congress party in Meghalaya, chief minister, Mukul Sangma said that there is no dissidence in the party and few BJP leaders are trying to find out what is happening in the State. There is speculation that some Congress leaders are in touch with BJP leaders. Mukul said that there is no demand to change the CLP leader. Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president DD Lapang had said on Wednesday that the demand for change of leadership is still an issue and that it Read More


Crisis for Congress in Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi to replace Chief Minister Mukul Sangma with DD Lapang?

Crisis for Congress in Meghalaya: Rahul Gandhi to replace Chief Minister Mukul Sangma with DD Lapang? Meghalaya state unit has sent an SOS to Congress high command, claiming that BJP leader Ram Madhav is in touch with dissident leaders in order to pull down their government in the state. Shillong, June 1: After turbulence in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Congress faces internal revolt in the state of Meghalaya. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, backed by party high command has drawn severe amount of flak from his legislators, who accuse him of working in a dictatorial manner. Party vice president Rahul Gandhi Read More


Mukul Sangma presents Rs 1,090 crore deficit budget for Meghalaya

Mukul Sangma presents Rs 1,090 crore deficit budget for Meghalaya SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today tabled a Rs 1,090 crore deficit state budget for 2016-17, withdrawing exemptions on diesel and petrol and hiked VAT on liquor from 20 per cent to 30 per cent, with an aim to raise additional revenue. Sangma also announced creation of four new Community and Rural Development blocks and equal number of civil sub-divisions and 15 new police stations, nine in the militancy-hit Garo Hills region, as measures to improve administration and law and order situation. “I am presenting the 2016-17 budget with Read More


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